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We miss you! Not being surrounded by our creative community has made finding our way through this “new normal” especially difficult.

We believe in the power of the arts to sustain our communities and keep us connected, especially in times of difficulty. We recognize this public health crisis as more than an emergency of the medical kind. This emergency is a challenge to all that holds us together.

Therefore, instead of calling it quits during the closure of our building, we’ve decided to embrace our sense of invention and flex our creative muscles by bringing the arts to you through virtual experiences. While some programming will be reduced, we are committed to continuing programs as much as they can, wherever they can, outside of a physical experience. Where we are able, we will offer classes online. Whenever we find them, we will share creative resources, information and stories on our website, social media, YouTube channel and whatever useful platforms we can find. This will be as new for us as it will be for you, but we are choosing this path because we know that the arts are irreplaceable in our education, our social connections and our personal well-being. As we move into this virtual space, how we do things might be different, but the why is still the same. We invite you to join us on this new adventure.

How will this work? Starting March 30, we will begin hosting each week an array of 30 class sessions delivered as either a pre-recorded video, live interactive class, or links to resources. Later this week dance students will receive an email with instructions on how to access classes through a new Virtual Class Portable webpage. This page will be password protected and will include content links to each class and class plan for the next eight weeks. Please note that in order for us to do this, we will have to merge some classes together which might mean that you may have a different instructor than before as well as the class duration may change, but this isn’t a permanent change – it is just to keep you dancing through May. Some perks of the digital experience are that you will be able to access a recording of your class video outside of class as well as have 100% access to all pre-recorded videos which, by the end of May, will include over 100 videos for the entire school. Again, this is temporary but something we believe is vital during this time. So, let’s keep dancing!

If it simply isn’t possible for you to participate virtually, contact Hanan Misko at hanan@lawrenceartscenter.org. Please let us know what your situation is and how we can help.

Because the Arts Center and our instructors rely on your support, we ask that you consider donating the cost of your tuition to support the continuation of programs during this time rather than dropping the course.

We are flexible, creative and focused on continuing to be a creative center for our community. We hope to emerge from this experience in true Lawrence style; healthy, hardy and better than ever. We’re looking forward to seeing you, in-person, soon.

Until then,

Margaret Weisbrod Morris, CEO  and Hanan Misko, School of Dance Director

Details

Start:
March 26 @ 12:00 am
End:
May 24 @ 11:59 pm
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